Michael Morris, Baron Naseby

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Michael Wolfgang Laurence Morris, Baron Naseby, PC (born 25 November 1936) is a British Conservative Party politician.

Born in London and educated at Bedford School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, he was first elected to the House of Commons in the February 1974 general election for Northampton South.[1] His majority was just 179 votes in February 1974, and 141 in October 1974. In 1983 boundary changes turned it into a safe Conservative seat. He was unexpectedly defeated (by just 744 votes) in the 1997 general election,[2][3] when the Labour Party under Tony Blair won a landslide victory.

From 1992, Morris held the non-voting position of Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, and after the election he accepted a life peerage as Baron Naseby, of Sandy in the County of Bedfordshire on 28 October 1997.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrons". Naseby Battlefield Project. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Northampton South". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Bennetto, Jason; Russell, Ben (18 November 2005). "Two charged over leak of Blair-Bush conversation on conflict". London: The Independent. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54851. p. 8910. 1 August 1997. The London Gazette: no. 54936. p. 1. 3 November 1997.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Northampton South
19741997
Succeeded by
Tony Clarke
Preceded by
Harold Walker
Chairman of Ways and Means
1992 – 1997
Succeeded by
Sir Alan Haselhurst